Born in Lisbon 1983. She studied History at Universidade Nova de Lisboa and Choreography at the University Paris VIII (for this she received a grant from Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation). As a performer she studied at Forum Dança at the…
Born in Lisbon 1983. She studied History at Universidade Nova de Lisboa and Choreography at the University Paris VIII (for this she received a grant from Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation). As a performer she studied at Forum Dança at the Choreographic Research Program 2006 (Lisbon) with Vera Mantero, João Fiadeiro, Emmanuelle Huyn, Mathieu Doze e Nicolas Floc’h. She participated in several workshops of composition and improvisation with Christian Rizzo, Loic Touzé, Armando Menicacci, amongst others.
Her main activity has been focused on dramaturgy and follow-up of artistic and research projects. She collaborated with João Fiadeiro in “Where does the light go when it’s gone?” (2007) and “I was here” (2007), Claudia Dias in “Das coisas nascem coisas”(2008) and Vera Mantero in “We’re going to miss everything we don’t need”(2009), “Learning how to sow” (2009), the lecture-performance “Piece Together”( 2009) and “Bons Sentimentos, maus sentimentos” (2009). She also worked with RE.AL, a structure created by João Fiadeiro, coordinating and assisting training/research projects around the method Real Time Composition.
Since 2008, she started developing her own work. With the video-performance artist Ivo Serra, she co-created “Screen” for Temps d’Images Festival in Lisbon and the short-film “Looking back into the future” (Honorable Mention at FICAP Portugal 2008). She also directs an improvisation project called “Nothing of what we have said so far had to do with me” premiered in Fundação de Serralves in Porto.
This current year, she is working with Vera Mantero in the publication of an artist book and participating on the research project Linea de Fuga organized by Catarina Saraiva with Universidad de Castilla – La Mancha and Casa Encendida (Madrid). She teaches and coaches the Choreographic Creation, Dance Research and Training Programme at Forum Dança in Lisbon. She was invited to coordinate documentation and to write about the program of alkantarafestival 2010. She is also following-up Guilherme Garrido and Peter Ampe’s new duet “Still standing you”, Claudia Dias’s solo “23+1”, João Lima’s research work for ITAU Cultural in Brazil, Antonio Lopes and Monica Gillette duo “Lights on doesn’t mean we’re home” and Marianne Baillot and Antonio Lopes “Measure it in inches”.
Rita Natálio is part of Sweet and Tender Collaborations, an international network and platform of artists (sweetandtender.org)